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    Default School drop offs? (older kids, 6 wk old twins)

    I was wondering how everyone else manages (or managed) taking older kids to school with twins in tow?

    Where we live, we enjoy walking lots but today was snowy and slushy, and getting 4 kids in car seats is time assuming.

    I have a compact double stroller that is easy to whip out and then walk a block to school, ideally parking right in front of school would be best.

    Anyway, just mulling about ideas here.
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    Rachel is your best bet for this one. She did it with her little ones.

    Does the school not have a drop off/pick up zone? That would make life much easier, I think.

    I feel your pain on no buses and drop offs. My son's school does not have buses. Luckily, we can take him up to the drop off zone (which was right next to the crosswalk with a crossing guard) and drop him off there. I can then watch from the car to make sure he makes it safely into school. It is rare for me to take him to school (as my husband works in town and can do it easier). I will be honest and say that it is much easier to drop off with infants than toddlers/preschoolers. Good golly. My girls are a struggle some mornings, and then waiting for them to get in their carseats (which they must do by themselves...DO NOT..I repeat....DO NOT attempt to help, hence all kinds of screaming break loose), and get settled is enough to drive anyone bonkers.

    What I will say, is that you can do it. You might have days where you are in tears (been there), but you will make it. I wish I could help you though. My only other suggestion would be a carpool with another parent, or seeing if there is anyone willing to watch the twins while you get the boys to school. However, I know that those are hard. I had someone suggest asking another parent to take my son to school on days when I have to take him (because I end up 40 minutes or more late to work because of my commute and his drop off time), but I cannot bring myself to ask. Other parents are busy in the morning too, plus it is another step for me. Most likely, I would have to take Isaiah to their house or meet them somewhere, which ends up being more of a hassle for me than being late to work. Gotta love life with kids!
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    Oh man, I can't imagine. I'm in southern California, so I just don't leave the house if it drizzles or the temperature is imperfect! :P

    But seriously, what do we do about rain? So far, I haven't had to take them to the car when it's raining. I have skipped a couple of just-for-fun things on rainy days, but what if we have to go to the pediatrician or something? Do you carry one carseat out at a time under an umbrella -- and does that work?

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    We definitely want to sell & move...

    Over the weekend I found much better snow suits for the twins, easy on/easy off ones. That will help tremendously in cold weather. Will save time in the mornings.

    I also figured out that I did not use the lock for the stroller's swivel wheels, hence why I had trouble going through some slush. So next time I will make sure to click the wheels in place when we go for walks. I read online that taking small babies out in the cold weather (yes, even snow) is better for them. In one country, they let their babies nap outside even, in winter.
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